I’m going to tell you the very best way you could spend $50 for a present.
Read on and find out how a mere $50 could give a gift of hundreds if not thousands of hours of enjoyment, fitness, open air excitement on Gloucester Harbor and a boat slip.
$50, seriously. $50.
For $50 you can buy someone you care about a yearlong membership to the Gloucester International Dory Goup.
What does it get you?
Membership is $50 for 1 year, and runs January to January. Membership includes use of committee dories, loaner equipment, and race and committee event invitations. To become a member, download the membership form here.
All year long the person you give this gift to can go down to Saint Peter’s Marina, hop on a dory and cruise around Gloucester Harbor. Damon Cummings rows just about every day. $50
It’s not just for buff 20 year olds. There are kids, seniors, men , and women participating and they all have a blast.
A boat slip would cost you at the very last twenty times that. To buy your own dory (even a used one) you are talking about 20 times that. You don’t even have to maintain the boats (although you’d probably want to help out) but there are plenty of folks to pitch in to keep them maintained.
Then there is the incredible tradition of The International Dory Races, that you could be a part of. A real conection to Gloucester Harbor which others pay way more for.
So there it is. I told you what to do. What are you waiting for? Here’s the link to get you started- http://www.internationaldories.com/memberships.html
Or email Jimmy Tarantino at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tell em Joey sent ya.